Larry Gene Malcomb, 62, of Deputy, Indiana, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at the Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, Indiana, after battling COVID-19 since Christmas Day.

He was born on March 1, 1959, in Seymour, to Roe Junior and Virginia Eleanor Cart Malcomb. He was raised in Paris Crossing, Indiana, and graduated from Jennings County High School in 1977. He later attended Ivy Tech and became a certified mechanic. He was first married to Susan Heilman and they had two daughters. He worked early in life for the Canaulton Company in North Vernon, Indiana, as a mechanic. He later married Darla Louise Baxter on Dec. 18, 1987, in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and they had three sons three sons. He worked for the City of North Vernon for 40 years — first with the water department and then with the fire department for 36 years as an engineer — and always seemed to hold two jobs during his working career by owning and operating Malcomb Lock the past 35 years. He was a member of the Locksmith Forum and a member of North Madison Christian Church. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, shooting, photography, reading and being with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Darla Louise Baxter Malcomb, of Deputy; his daughters, Kristina Lundquist of Titusville, Florida and Jessica Sullivan of Hayden, Indiana; his sons, Allen Malcomb of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Eric Malcomb of Wills Point, Texas and Donnie Malcomb of New Washington, Indiana; his sisters, Nancy Helt of Columbus, Indiana and Linda Smith of Dallas; his brothers, Bob Malcomb of Deputy, Paul Malcomb of Commiskey, Indiana and Howard Malcomb of North Vernon; and nine grandchildren, his aunts and uncle and aunts, nieces and nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 17, at the North Madison Christian Church. Interment will follow in the Pisgah Cemetery in Deputy. Visitation is 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and noon until time of services Monday with all ceremonies and visitation at the church. A flag presentation by the North Vernon Fire Department will be held Monday at the cemetery.

Arrangements by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter or the North Madison Christian Church through the funeral home. Online condolences and memorials,